Chitral Chilam Joshi Kalash Festival Pakistan - 13 Days

13 Days 12 Nights , Chitral Chilam Joshi Kalash Festival Pakistan

Dates for Chilam Joshi Festival are (13TH -16TH OF MAY) 2022

Chilam Joshi Festival

Chilam Joshi is otherwise called Kalash spring celebration. Chilam Joshi celebration is held in three Kalash valleys,
Bumburet, Birir, and Rumbur where Kalash young ladies and young men get into the rhythm of conventional rhythms.
Chilam Joshi festivities feature their social extravagance, the plenty of tones and the fundamental message of harmony. The ladies spruced up in customary garments of lively tones, gold, silver gem dealers and elaborate headgear. Men wear customary shalwar kameez with a woolen petticoat.
Kalasha celebrations are acclaimed all through the world. Three celebrations are more significant, celebrated in various months of the year. Chilam Joshi is the main celebration celebrated in May for four days. Uchal Festival held in fall season and Choimus Festival in midwinters. Chilam Joshi celebration begins at Rumbur valley and afterward proceeds onward to different valleys of Kalash. In this celebration, Kalasha individuals petition God for the
protect of their fields and creatures prior to going to their fields and for this reason they used to spread milk on their Gods. The celebration welcomed blesses the unmarried Kalasha young men and young ladies faces who during the celebration get a chance to pick their life accomplices. They declare their life accomplices name on the most recent day of the celebration.


Day 1 :

Welcome at Islamabad airport, and transfer to hotel. After refreshment proceed for city tour of Islamabad
and Rawalpindi, which includes famous Faisal Mosque, Shakar Parian, Pakistan monument Damen Koh, Lok
Versa, Museum Night Stay Islamabad

Drive to Swat 4-5 hours, en route visit Taxila which includes Jaulian, Mohra, Moradu and Sirkap and Taxila museum Sight seeing motorway Katlang Mountain, Swat River Night stay Swat

Drive to Chitral 254 km. Afternoon visit Shahi Mosque, Chitral Museum, Chitral Fort and Chitral town.

Drive to Bumburet Valley 60 km, today we will start exploring the Bumburet Valley. We will visit the local
Museum. The Kalasha Graveyard and the Town Centre. Later we will join the mega festival as all the tribes
will gather in Bumburet. Enjoy dance, do photography and interact with the Kalasha Tribe and experience
this unique culture firsthand

Drive to Rumbur valley, visit community house, Rumbur village and enjoy Chilam Joshi festival, where men
and worm sing and dance. You will interact with local people to exchange their cultural, custom and Enjoy

Drive back to Chitral 60 km, after refreshment continue drive to Mastuj 120-km. Overnight at hotel

Drive to Phander 94-km via Shandur Pass 3700-m, afternoon visit Phander Lake and Phander valley.
Shandur Top (el.12,200 feet (3,700 m) Shandur is called the ‘Roof of the World’. The top is flat, a plateau and
can be crossed between late April and early November. The grade is very gradual, and the area is crossed
by plentiful small streams during summer. The boundary line between Ghizer District and Chitral District is
also situated in Shandur Top in Punji-Lasht as per the international boundary law division by watershed
initially demarcated by Lt. Col AG Durand (also known as Durand boundary line)

Drive to Karimabad 288-km, 6-7 hours. En route stop at various view pints and at Rakapsohi view point for
photography and refreshment. Arrive Karimabad and transfer to hotel

Morning visit Baltit Fort 700 Years old and Baltit village, afternoon visit Altit Fort 900 Years old, Altit village
and visit the women carpenters of Hunza. Evening enjoy water channel walk from Karimabad to towards
Hyderabad village.

Full day excursion to Khunjerab Pass 4733 m (Pak- China Border) Evening drive back to Karimabad.
En-route visit Attabad Lake, Borith Lake, Gulkin village, Gulmit village, Passu white Glacier, Passu village,
Hussani village and Hussani suspension bridge.

Drive to Besham on Karakorum highway 9-10 hrs. 435 km. En-route stop at junction point of three great
mountain ranges meet, the Karakorum, Himalaya and Hindukush, at Thalichi for photography from Nanga
Parbat 8,126m and at Rakaposhi view point for photography and refreshment.

Drive to Islamabad 261-km, 6-7-hours en-route visit khanpur dam Night Stay Islamabad

Day 13 :
Fly back

Transfer to Islamabad airport for international flight



  • Licensed professional guide (government requirement)
  • Airport transfer on first and last day in Islamabad
  • Visa to Pakistan (supporting documents will be offered)
  • All domestic road transfers
  • All hotel accommodation
  • All hotel meals (breakfast)
  • Support staff (assistant(s) etc.)


  • Travel Insurance (recommendations only)
  • International airfare
  • Personal equipment's (clothes, boots etc.)
  • Tips for guides, porters, staff etc.
  • Miscellaneous (drinks, phone calls, laundry, souvenir etc.)

Trip Overview

13 Days 12 Nights , Chilam Joshi Kalash Festival

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the spring festival of ethnic minority community of Kalash
  • Participate and dance to the tunes of Kalasha music
  • View of hundreds of peaks including Tirich Mir (7,708m) in the Hindukush Range
  • Rivers (Kunar, Dir, Chitral), tributaries and streams
  • Malakand pass, Iowan' Pass (3,118 m) or Lowari Tunnel (10.4 kms)
  • Valleys of Khyber including Dir, Chitral and Kalash
  • Views of forts (Malakand, Nagar, Ayun & Chitral) and Mosques (Shahi Masjid)

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Chitral Chilam Joshi Kalash Festival Pakistan

Trip Facts

  • All Kind of Vehicles with Driver with Fuel
  • 1-100
  • 2,286 m
  • Standard Hotels , Deluxe Hotels , Business Class
  • May
  • English
  • Breakfast
  • Heart Patient is not allowed
  • Cultural , Adventure
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